2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

COM 476 Magazine Design

Provides opportunity to examine, discuss, and create periodical publications (magazines) in a variety of specialized formats. Develops skills in understanding and creating periodical publications by focusing on writing and design. Examines a variety of magazines to provide an understanding of content, typography, design, layout, and production. Students learn to create promotional materials necessary to develop audience for periodical publication. Students write and edit several stories for their own publication, which is final course project. Students produce a 32-page magazine as this final project. Graduate students conduct market research analysis and a strategic promotional plan in addition to standard coursework. Prerequisite: COM 111 and COM 112 or permission of instructor.